The Adaptive Climbing Program has been created to assist students with different abilities to experience the joys and benefits of climbing. Our goal is to empower every participant that visits the climbing tower to reach their potential. Whether you are a complete beginner or experienced climber we gladly welcome your participation.
We possess specialty adaptive climbing equipment for individuals with limited mobility in extremities, as well as partial paralysis. Participants with a prosthetic limb can learn to use it in a way to help propel them up the rock face. Paraplegics and quadriplegics can use handlebar-style “ascenders” to grip a rope and ratchet themselves up. We also have different seat climbing harnesses with extra strapping and padding to help with pressure issues for those of us that don’t have feeling.
Nervous or unsure about climbing? No problem! We offer climbing consultations for anyone who may be curious about using the climbing tower. Our staff will meet with you, discuss whatever it may be that is making you uneasy, and will work with you to get you started at the tower.
Haul System Day of the Week
Each week we have designated a day to set up our mechanical advantage pulley system at the climbing tower for anyone to use and pull themselves up the tower. All you need to do is show up during our open hours and our tower attendants will get you all set up.
Contact Katherine Rocco at 407-823-2408 or Katherine.Rocco@ucf.edu for more information.